Want to know? Then ask!

Back in 2011 I wrote a post that discussed how passing judgement is part of the human nature. It is engraved in your every being to fully understand a situation as part of your comprehension.

Think about it. Assumption is an instinct. And even if you don’t want to assume, you still work at thinking of every possible motive to any particular action.

Your husband doesn’t call you. Why? Maybe he was stuck in traffic and needed to concentrate on the road. Maybe his work meeting ran late. Could he have simply forgotten? Or maybe he’s having an affair.

In this scenario your logical reasoning sends you through a multitude of options. Some make sense, while some are worst case scenario. Your conscious allows you the opportunity to work through as many options as possible, attempting to solve the mystery prior to receiving the actual answer.

Before endeavoring on this mind twisting adventure, it is important to remember that no matter how many scenarios you can physically imagine, you are incapable of considering all of the possibilities.

So then what happens next?

Now you begin to literally drive yourself crazy because a second instinct comes into play.

The human condition is also hardwired to eventually settle on the negative possibilities. This tendency is a defensive mechanism that allows you to “prepare for the worse.”

Many conspiracy theories, affairs, arguments, and controversies have been a result of the human condition to protect ourselves. However, what needs to be understood is that worrying about every possibility, before discussing with the source, is only causing more emotional harm than good.

Your challenge: stop assuming and start asking.

I promise that knowing the truth will be far better than any scenario you could have possibly dreamed up.

Don’t believe me? Watch this video on a JFK conspiracy that only proves my point.

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2 thoughts on “Want to know? Then ask!

  1. It’s amazing how fast worried/paranoid thoughts can snowball into wild conspiracy theories. It’s so much better simply to ask the other person(s) what’s going on. It’s worth the awkward moment!

  2. Pingback: the controversy of conspiracy « JRFibonacci's blog: partnering with reality

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